North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province (hereinafter referred to as “NCWU”). NCWU is a university jointly established by the Ministry of Water Resources and Henan Province, it is one of the major universities intensively supported by Henan Province and the leading institution of Chinese universities in the BRICS Network University. NCWU originated from Water Conservancy School of the Ministry of Water Resources of the Central People’s Government, which was established in Beijing in 1951，it was moved to Zhengzhou, Henan Province in 1990,and renamed North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power in 2013.
Since its establishment, NCWU has cultivated nearly 300,000 senior professional and technical personnel and management talents for the country, including Liu Cixin (winner of the “Hugo Award”), and An Shaohua (founder of the “China Blue Sky Rescue Team”), which has highlighted NCWU’s talent cultivation characteristics of being “Humble, Hardy, Reliable, Practical and Capable”. NCWU is a university characterized by water conservancy and electric power, with engineering as its mainstay, and coordinated development of science, engineering, management, agriculture, economics, literature, law and art. NCWU has 24 teaching units including School of Water Conservancy and School of Electric Power, and 98 research institutions including the Yellow River Science Research Institute and the Water Culture Research Center. There are 66 full-time undergraduate majors, 3 doctoral degree-granting first-level disciplines, 19 master’s degree-granting first-level disciplines, and 10 professional master’s degree programs, including 8 engineering master’s programs. NCWU has 2,300 faculty members, 230 teachers with senior professional titles, and 680 teachers with doctoral degrees. There are more than 32,000 full-time undergraduates, master’s students, doctoral students and foreign students.
In recent years, NCWU has signed cooperation agreements with University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France, Teesside University in the UK, Keimyung University in Korea, Ural Federal University in Russia and so on, to carry out Sino-foreign cooperation in school running. NCWU has actively integrated into the BRICS higher education exchange and cooperation system, and become the leading university in the field of water resources and pollution control and the field of energy in the BRICS Network University. It has established the “Water Engineering and Energy Research Center of BRICS Network University and BRICS University Alliance” with Ural Federal University, the Sino-Russian High-speed Railway Research Center with St. Petersburg State Transport University, and the Logistics Engineering Research Center with Inha University in Korea. NCWU-Ural Institute, the first cooperative schooling institution under the BRICS Network University system, has been approved by the Ministry of Education and officially begun to enroll students. It became a major breakthrough achievement in the opening up of education in Henan Province. The Confucius Institute jointly constructed by NCWU and University College of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia was approved in 2019, based on which NCWU successively established Hua Yu Institute, the first overseas schooling project of NCWU, indicating that NCWU has fulfilled the zero breakthrough in overseas schooling. The strategy of “Activating NCWU by Opening-up” bears new fruits.